Vegan Meatballs From Heaven

With the right type of ingredients, anything is possible. These vegan meatballs are 100% plant-based and will satisfy even the biggest meat-eater!

Meatball or Beanball?

I know that some folks would say that it is wrong to call a meatball a meatball if there is no meat in it, so let’s call them beanballs! In the meatless meatball’s defense, I brought them to a party for the “big game” that happens every February and no one could tell the difference! In fact, I told everyone they were meatless meatballs and they thought they tasted amazing and couldn’t believe their taste buds!

Vegan meatball sub on a plate.

Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipe

With a no-sugar-added, no-oil, organic marinara sauce from Engine 2, and the E2 burger patties making up the base of this recipe, these little guys are great in the crock pot or prepared quickly in the skillet like we do for this recipe! The key to keeping this recipe in phase three is by using the Engine 2 products and also by using flaxseed as your binding agent for the meatballs. Just three ingredients and just three easy steps.

These Big Game Vegan Meatball Subs are:

  • made with 100% whole-food, plant-based meat patties
  • part of a plant-strong diet (a term owned by Engine 2 Diet)
  • a wonderful cheat food without really cheating
  • great for someone who likes a hearty plant-based meal

Vegan meatball sub on a plate.

Vegan Meatballs Recipe - The Perfect Vegan Meatball Sub

Cory Warren
Special note: If you are not wanting to make the beanballs yourself, look for a brand of meatless meatballs called "Gardein" in the store. They will be in the frozen section waiting for you. Super easy. If you are looking for a vegan cheese, go with the Daiya brand of mozzarella shreds.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 3 -6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Engine 2 Plant-Strong Plant Burgers found in the frozen section of your grocery store
  • 1 jar Marinara Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
  • 2.5 tbsp Water
  • 4 Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns

Instructions
 

  • Place your frozen Engine 2 patties on a microwave safe plate and microwave per the directions on the box (45 seconds each side).
  • While your patties are getting warm, make a quick flax egg. To do this, place 1 tablespoon of ground, organic flax seed with 2.5 tablespoons of water.
  • Time to get your buns ready! Place your hotdog buns in the toaster oven for a light toast to get them ready. One or two minutes should be fine...just enough to warm them.
  • Once your patties are done, mix them together in a mixing bowl and add the flax egg. Roll the crumbles into beanballs and place them in your skillet to cook in the marinara sauce for 3-5 minutes and you are ready to serve your subs!
  • Place your beanballs into the bun and devour!
  • If you like a bit of melted goodness, you can add some plant-based cheese (as pictured above), but that is only an option. If you want to stay 100% whole food, plant-based, you can eat them as the recipe says. : )

Notes

Add a fruit and veg on the side to round out your meal. I love fresh cut pineapple as the fruit and fresh broccoli with Engine 2, oil-free hummus for this recipe!
Phase 2 - If you like a bit of melted goodness, you can add some plant-based cheese (as pictured above), but that is only an option. If you want to stay 100% whole food, plant-based, you can eat them as the recipe says. : )
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